Archives for Schizophrenia

What’s Wrong with Me?

I don’t know what’s wrong with me, and its driving me crazy. I was dx with schizophrenia, but even though I feel like I don’t have that, just knowing about it doesn’t help anything at all. I am in an early psychosis program, and they’ve helped me a lot but I still feel like I’m not getting any better with some things. I feel like I can never be normal or live normally…. I...
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Does Power of Attorney Throw Out Patient Confidentiality?

I have a 33-year-old brother who was diagnosed with schizophrenia about a decade ago. He hasn’t responded to any antipsychotic medication and has delusional thoughts a few times a year. He doesn’t work. He’s on disability. He gets quite a lot of money on a monthly basis because he worked for many years before and after his diagnosis. Our father has control over his finances and he lives rent-free in a home our dad...
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Occasional Internal Auditory Hallucinations

I am quite concerned that I may be developing schizophrenia, or some similar issue. I’m 20 years old, and have always dealt with anxiety, as well as some hypochondria. My health anxiety peaked in high school for several months, and it was during this time that I began experiencing internal auditory hallucinations. They would occur at night, as I was falling asleep. The best way to describe it would be like a radio randomly...
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Are These Effects of Schizophrenia?

I was diagnosed with schizophrenia a few years ago. I had hallucinations and nightmarish/hallucinatory dreams. I suffered from extreme fear of water…I won’t take showers or drink water. I felt so unwell and thought I was dying from some horrible disease. I felt very unsafe and thought that people were planning to harm me. I was put on medication for some time which seems to have helped with the severe anxiety I experienced. I...
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Does He Have Schizoaffective Disorder & What Is the Right Medication?

My son came home from Colorado and has been drinking and smoking pot for about a year. When he came home he was a little paranoid but ok. He went to see some friends and partied for 3 days, he said he only drank. When he came home he was hearing voices and uncontrollable we took him to a hosp. and they admitted him and gave him some medication. He went into outpatient therapy,...
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Is It Possible I Don’t Have Schizophrenia?

Every time I go to a psychiatrist they say I have schizophrenia. However, I’ve been diagnosed with a lot of other things. The disorders include: generalized anxiety disorder, schizoid personality disorder, major depression, OCD, and a phobia of driving. OCD has recently been taken off of my “#8221; I’m either a lot “sicker” than I realize or something is off about all these diagnoses. I actually agree with most of them, except for schizophrenia....
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Paranoia or Schizophrenia?

I am trying to figure out if certain problem I am currently experiencing is social phobia, paranoia, or it is something serious like schizophrenia. It started when I (age 26) went on a trip to Europe with my brother and I got a terrible flu, and on our tour bus I began having a psychosis. I thought I could hear the whole bus talking about me being stupid and ugly. Even outside where we...
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Will My OCD and Schizophrenia Come Back?

Hi, I’m 17 years old and although I haven’t been diagnosed I am 100% sure that I had early onset childhood schizophrenia and OCD (started around when I was 7 yrs old). My dad has schizophrenia and my mom and brother have Aspergers, if that’s relevant. The thing is most of my OCD went away around age 12 (I still do some compulsions) and I stopped having schizophrenia symptoms around age 10/11 and I...
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My Mother’s Been Diagnosed with Bipolar But I’m Worried It’s a Wrong Diagnosis!

Hi there, my mother was diagnosed with Bipolar about four years ago after years of misdiagnoses. She has been on Risperidone for about 4 years now and has usually been okay. But in the last year she’s had two episodes, not full-blown but bad enough to cause us all stress (her family). I have two questions today: Does this mean the medication is no longer working? And secondly, her symptoms are listed anywhere as...
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